Welcome to the Western Wisconsin SQL Server User Group!!

The Western Wisconsin SQL Server user group is a community of professionals and students in the broad field of Microsoft SQL Server.  

We are an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server.  This is a world-wide SQL Server Users Group.  PASS holds a conference each year, and also organizes the global SQL Saturday conference concept.  


Next Meeting




February Chapter Meeting

  • In-Person @ 5872 33rd Ave Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States (map)
  • 18:00 - 20:00 UTC
  • Language: English

Join us for a presentation featuring Bill Preachuck.

This event is being sponsored by Tegile.  

Food will be served and Tegile will be raffling off a drone!  

RSVP if you plan on coming.  


Featured Presentation:

Bring your SQL Server skills to the Hive

Bill Preachuk, Systems Architect Hortonworks

Hive is the gateway for SQL Server professionals to enter the world of Hadoop. In this session you will learn why & how you should augment your relational systems with HDP/HDinsight and Hive. First we will do a brief introduction to what Hadoop is (for those who don't know). Then we will discuss the differences between SQL Server and Hadoop/Hive at the Hardware, Software, and Query levels. We’ll go into the syntax & differences between the T-SQL and HiveQL languages to speed your transition into Hive development. Finally we will discuss common Use Cases where Hive shines. Expect plenty of useful demos and T-SQL vs HiveQL query comparisons.

About Bill:
Bill Preachuk is employed by Hortonworks as a Systems Architect. He is also a SQL Server MCTS with plenty of years spent in the SQL Server DBA/Developer/DW trenches. Bill has been in IT since 1991 and has presented at multiple SQL Saturdays along with PASS/Hadoop/Analytics user group meetings in the Twin Cities, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Winnipeg.